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Clinical terms-blood

A&P CH12 Blood Clinical terms

anisocytosis abnormal variation in the size of erythrocytes
antihemophilic plasma normal blood plasma that has been processed to preserve an antihemophilic factor
citrated whole blood normal blood to which a solution of acid citrate has been added to prevent coagulation
dried plasma normal blood plasma that has been vacuum-dried to prevent the growth of microorganisms
hemorrhagic telangiectasia inherited tendency to bleed from localized lesions of the capillaries
heparinized whole blood normal blood to which a solution of heparin has been added to prevent coagulation
macrocytosis abnormally large erythrocytes
microcytosis abnormally small erythrocytes
neutrophilia increase in the number of circulating neutrophils
packed red cells concentrated suspension of red blood cells from which the plasma has been removed
pancytopenia abnormal depression of all the cellular components of blood
poikilocytosis irregularly shaped erythrocytes
purpura spontaneous bleeding into the tissues and through the mucous membranes
septicemia presence of disease-causing microorganisms or their toxins in the blood
spherocytosis hemolytic anemia caused by defective proteins supporting the cell membranes of red blood cells; the cells are abnormally spherical
thalassemia group of hereditary hemolytic anemias resulting from very thin, fragile erythrocytes